T6347 and T6394
TASMANIAN INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
Industrial Relations Act 1984
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia, Tasmanian Branch
Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union
Award variation - 3rd $8.00 SNA - application granted - consent matter - operative date 2 Sept 96
REASONS FOR DECISION
These two applications which were joined at the outset of the hearing, were for the third $8.00 Safety Net Adjustment (SNA) to be implemented in the Textile Award (the Award) in accordance with the terms of the State Wage Case decision1 of a full bench of the Commission on 24 July 1996 (the July 1996 State Wage Case decision).
The applications were made by the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia, Tasmanian Branch (the TCFU) and the Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union (the AMACSU).
The two unions present at the hearing the TCFU and the AMACSU, made submissions in support of the application and the Commission was advised that:
The TCFU and the AMACSU gave a commitment to take part in a review of the Award as required in paragraph 184.108.40.206 of the Guidelines set down in the July 1996 State Wage Case decision.
The other union party to the Award, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, Tasmanian Branch, had given a previous written commitment.
The application also sought to correct a cross reference anomaly in Clause 22 of the Award - Parental Leave and to insert the new name for the Industrial and Commercial Training Act 1985 and the Training Authority of Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Limited acknowledged the submissions of the unions and confirmed its agreement to the proposed amendments including the date of operation.
Relevant allowances were not sought to be adjusted by this application.
I am satisfied that the requirements of the Guidelines of the Commission and the Act have been met in this matter: the application is granted and an order in a consolidated form, operative from the first full pay period to commence on or after 2 September 1996, is attached.
P A Imlach
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